Fourth-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain reached the quarterfinals of the Rio Open on Wednesday, defeating Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 6-2, 6-1 at the outdoor clay tournament.
Robredo has won 12 ATP titles, 11 on clay.
He next faces fellow Spaniard Pablo Andujar, who advanced when his opponent Martin Klizan of Slovakia withdrew with an injury.
In other matches in the joint WTA-ATP event, third-seeded Paula Ormaechea of Argentina defeated Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens 7-5, 7-5 to reach the quarterfinals.
No. 5 Kurumi Nara of Japan defeated Taiwan's Su-Wei Hsieh 6-3, 6-2 to reach the second round. Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany is also into the second round, and Katarzyna Piter of Poland reached the quarterfinals.